Greg Lovelady was named as the fifth head baseball coach in Wright State history on August 28, 2013.
His first season at the helm paid dividends as he guided the Raiders to a 35-22, 25-4 record and the Horizon League regular-season title. 10 Raiders received post-season honors, including Lovelady who was named the Horizon League Coach of the Year as his squad set a new record for wins in league play. In all, the Horizon League honored WSU with 10 Players of the Week throughout the season.
More honors came in after the season as Andrew Elliott was named third teamAll American by ABCA as well as first team All Mideast. Sean Murphy was chosen as a Freshman All American by Louisville Slugger. Michael Timm received accolades as well, being named to the All Mideast second team, CoSIDA District Academic All American and to the Horizon League Spring Academic Team. In June, Travis Hissong signed a contract with the New York Yankees.
Before being named head coach, Lovelady was on Rob Cooper's staff for nine seasons, the final seven as associate head coach. Lovelady served as the pitching coach and worked with the catchers while off the field, he was the recruiting coordinator for the program, helping WSU to NCAA Tournaments in 2006, 2009 and 2011.
Jeff Mercer, who was a two-time All-Horizon League honoree for Wright State in 2008 and 2009, returned to the Raiders as an assistant coach in September 2013.
Mercer came back to WSU after serving three seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Western Kentucky University. While there, he primarily worked with pitchers and outfielders, but was also instrumental in the development and organization of baseball camps and handled other day-to-day operations.
Prior to Western Kentucky, Mercer was a volunteer assistant during the 2011 season at the University of Michigan. During his time there, he worked with the catchers and outfielders. Prior to arriving in Ann Arbor, Mercer spent the 2010 season as the graduate assistant coach at Ohio Northern University where he was in charge of the infielders and hitters and was the recruiting coordinator.
- 2009 Collegiate Baseball Magazine Third Team All-American
- 2009 Horizon League All-Tournament Team
- 2009 Horizon League Player of the Year
- 2009 First Team All-Horizon League
- 2008 First Team All-Horizon League
- 2008 Horizon League All-Newcomer Team
Honors and Awards: Named 2008 First Team All-Horizon League at Shortstop...garnered CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District during the 2008 season...named to the 2008 Brooks Wallace Award Preseason Watch List...selected to the 2007 American Baseball Coaches Association All-Mideast Region Second Team...garnered First Team All-Horizon League honors in 2007...named Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week three times in 2007...named to the Academic All-Horizon League Baseball Team in 2007...named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team in 2006.
- 2008 First Team All-Horizon League
- 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second Team
- 2008 Preseason Brooks Wallace Award Watch List
- 2007 Second Team ABCA All-Region
- 2007 First Team All-Horizon League
- 2006 Horizon League All-Newcomer Team
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Jordan Chiero enters his first season as a volunteer assistant with the Wright State baseball team in 2015.
Chiero comes to WSU from Otterbein, where he was an assistant for two seasons, coaching hitters and infielders.
Chiero was a four-year letterman at NCAA Division II Tiffin University from 2008-12, becoming a two-time All-GLIAC selection as a corner infielder. He held a perfect 1.000 fielding-percentage at first base as a senior.
Chiero ranks Top-10 all-time at Tiffin for most putouts and hits, and also shares single-game records for most home runs (3) and RBI (9).
He played professionally shortly after his time at Tiffin, spending one season with the Taos Blizzard of the Pecos League. Chiero also worked as a Hitting Coach for Ohio Elite while coaching at Otterbein.